In Oscar Levant, we find more than the bridge between a man and his art. We find the bridge between the world as it is and the world we dream can come into being.
JoinedApril 8, 2019
Andrew J. Rostan both majored in film and honed his craft at telling stories at Emerson College. He put the latter to excellent use in his graphic novel An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, which USA Today named one of the best comics of 2011. He followed that up in 2018 with Form of a Question, published by Boom! Studios/Archaia, a magical realist illustrated memoir about his experience as a five-time Jeopardy! champion. Rostan makes his home in Chicago, and when not haunting the Music Box Theater, independent bookstores, and Scottish pubs, he is hard at work on several comics and fiction projects. He will discuss David Lean (his all-time favorite director), Anthony Trollope, the Beatles, and the Grateful Dead until you want him to shut up.
Star! was a movie solely predicated on the idea that audiences would turn out in droves simply to see Julie Andrews in another grand-scale musical. It gives her no conflicts. It dramatizes no challenges for her to overcome. And it lasts 2 hours and 53 minutes.